Pembrokeshire College, Merlins Bridge, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA61 1SZ

Blog

History

History

History A-level Course

WJEC A-level History

The study of History at A-level provides you with a fascinating opportunity to study some of the most significant events of the past – some of which have shaped the world in which we live today.

Is this course right for me?

The course will provide you with an introduction to the ideas, events and personalities shaping the development of Britain and Europe over the past century. A-level History will develop your analytical and questioning skills and provide you with an opportunity to explore the events of history and the significance they had both then and now.

  • Five GCSEs at grade C or above (may include one relevant equivalent) to include English Language/First Language Welsh and Mathematics/Numeracy
  • History grade B and English Language/Literature/First Language Welsh grade B
  • Please check the AS Level Options Grid to see if this subject fits into your chosen programme
  • Each application is considered on individual merit
  • Entry is subject to an informal interview
  • Successful completion of current/relevant programme (including skills) and decision from progression board meeting

Please read the full entry requirements above as you will usually need to meet those as well.

Learners to study history through several scales and dimensions, including period, depth and breadth. This will encourage the acquisition of a wide range of historical knowledge and a full range of skills.

Units to be studied will include:

  • Government, revolution and society in Wales and England c.1603 – 1715
  • Germany: democracy and dictatorship 1918 – 1933
  • Poverty, protest and rebellion in Wales and England c.1485 – 1603
  • Nazi Germany 1933 – 1945
  • A personal research project

Learners also complete the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification and are required to develop their essential skills (communication/numeracy and digital skills). Learners will also attend a weekly group tutorial.

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually.

  • Written examination
  • Completion of a final major project

This course can lead to a diverse range of career opportunities in a varied range of businesses including: Academic researcher, Archivist, Heritage manager, Historic buildings inspector/conservation officer, Museum education officer, Museum/gallery curator, Museum/gallery exhibitions officer, Secondary school teacher, Academic librarian, Archaeologist, Broadcast journalist, Civil Service administrator, Editorial assistant, Human resources officer, Information officer, Marketing executive, Policy officer, Politician’s assistant, Solicitor.

If you are thinking about studying at degree level following this course please visit the university websites or UCAS (University Central Admissions Service) www.ucas.com to check any entry requirements.

  • Stationery - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course
  • Text books - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course, most text books are available to loan from the college library or online libraries
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page
  • No tuition fee
  • We are waiving the Administration Fee for the academic year 2022/23
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Additional Information

Additional information

Level:

Mode:

Online Learning Elements?

Yes

Sports Academy: While on this course you may be able to join our Sports Academy, if you have a talent for sport, we would like to hear from you.

Social Media

Latest Brochures

Last updated: 14/01/2022

What are the entry requirements?

  • Five GCSEs at grade C or above (may include one relevant equivalent) to include English Language/First Language Welsh and Mathematics/Numeracy
  • History grade B and English Language/Literature/First Language Welsh grade B
  • Please check the AS Level Options Grid to see if this subject fits into your chosen programme
  • Each application is considered on individual merit
  • Entry is subject to an informal interview

Current student – what are the entry requirements?

Please read the full entry requirements above as you will usually need to meet those as well

  • Successful completion of current/relevant programme (including skills) and decision from progression board meeting

What will I learn?

Learners to study history through several scales and dimensions, including period, depth and breadth. This will encourage the acquisition of a wide range of historical knowledge and a full range of skills.

Units to be studied will include:

  • Government, revolution and society in Wales and England c.1603 – 1715
  • Germany: democracy and dictatorship 1918 – 1933
  • Poverty, protest and rebellion in Wales and England c.1485 – 1603
  • Nazi Germany 1933 – 1945
  • A personal research project

Learners also complete the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification and are required to develop their essential skills (communication/numeracy and digital skills). Learners will also attend a weekly group tutorial.


Can I do this course in Welsh?

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually.


How will I be assessed?

  • Written examination
  • Completion of a final major project

What can I do next?

This course can lead to a diverse range of career opportunities in a varied range of businesses including: Academic researcher, Archivist, Heritage manager, Historic buildings inspector/conservation officer, Museum education officer, Museum/gallery curator, Museum/gallery exhibitions officer, Secondary school teacher, Academic librarian, Archaeologist, Broadcast journalist, Civil Service administrator, Editorial assistant, Human resources officer, Information officer, Marketing executive, Policy officer, Politician’s assistant, Solicitor.

If you are thinking about studying at degree level following this course please visit the university websites or UCAS (University Central Admissions Service) www.ucas.com to check any entry requirements.


Do I need to bring/buy any equipment?

  • Stationery - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course
  • Text books - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course, most text books are available to loan from the college library or online libraries
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Are there any additional costs?

  • No tuition fee
  • We are waiving the Administration Fee for the academic year 2022/23
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Additional information

Level:

Mode:

Online Learning Elements?

Yes

Disclaimer:
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.
This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.
Shopping cart close